I spent today with my mum. And when I say that I mean that I really, 100% spent the day with her.
My phone broke two days ago and it has honestly felt as if I have had a missing limb. I use my phone for everything! It’s how I communicate with all of my friends. I use it to I listen to my music. I use it to check and write my emails. It’s holds all my photos and my online banking. I need it for my GPS, and checking traffic and road-blocks. I even write some of my blog posts on there.
I honestly didn’t realise just how reliant I was on my little portable device.
So today when I went shopping with my mum, I gave her my 100% undivided attention. Usually we split up after drinking coffee. We’d set a time to meet up again, or just call each other when we were both finished. But because I didn’t have a phone, I had no way to tell the time or contact her. So we walked around the shopping center together. We really spent time together. I wasn’t distracted by notifications popping up on my phone. I gave my mum my full attention.
It made me realise how little I really, truly do that in my relationships. And even more, how rarely I do that with God.
Is there ever a time that I’m not being distracted with what’s around me? I’m either being occupied by my phone or even more often, my thoughts are keeping me busy. It’s rare that I’m 100% spending time with God – just me and Him.
He’s the God who speaks the planets and the stars into existence!! And I’m too busy checking other people’s selfies to make time to hear from him??? I’m too busy worrying about traffic or what’s for dinner to really sit down and spend time with my Heavenly Father? Really?
The importance of occasionally switching off our distractions is greater than we realise. Whether it’s your phone, computer or your train of thought. Make the time to give your loved ones and Him your full self. And do it regularly!